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(USA Today)   Ian Lidman, sat on his front porch and drank a beer. He said he can't evacuate his three dogs so he's staying. "I've got an ax ... I could chip a hole in the roof if I need to."   (usatoday.com) divider line 312
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2008-09-12 04:44:33 PM  
Nemo's Brother: GodLovesBeer: Looting = nope
Rise in violent crime = nope
biatching and moaning about the government not assisting = nope


Well, as far as the initial impact...these people are making Katrina "victims" look like a bunch of bishes.

They haven't spent generations being bribed by racist Democrat policies for votes and thus are more self-reliant.


Enjoy TF
 
2008-09-12 04:45:04 PM  
Impudent Domain: main worry is tornadoes.

Same here. I hate tornados. Particularly ones that show up in the middle of the night with their sound drowned out by the pounding rain. You can't even here it coming until it is too late. And then your stuff is spread all around the neighborhood and you are ded.
 
2008-09-12 04:45:04 PM  
The people who had their house burn down on camera got lucky. The insurance companies are so much more reasonable about fire claims than they are about hurricane claims. Best for it to burn before the whole neighborhood goes totally underwater.
 
2008-09-12 04:45:17 PM  
downstairs: Owangotang: Here, once again, is the link to streaming, live local news feeds from the area. A second station just confirmed that, out of a population of 57K on Galveston Island, only 60% evacuated.

This could be unspeakably bad.

Did you make this page? Very good idea. I needed this for Gustav.


No no, I don't want to be mistaken as the creator of the page. I'm just someone who stumbled onto it and thought it may be interesting.
 
2008-09-12 04:45:31 PM  
Owangotang: Here, once again, is the link to streaming, live local news feeds from the area. A second station just confirmed that, out of a population of 57K on Galveston Island, only 60% evacuated.

This could be unspeakably badawesome, flushing out the dipshiats.
 
2008-09-12 04:45:43 PM  
El Craulerino: I want to know what kind of retard the guy is who just wants "to see" this happen because he never has before.

[slowly raising hand]
 
2008-09-12 04:45:56 PM  
dryknife: FTA: President Bush said Friday morning he's "monitoring the situation very carefully."

"It is a major storm headed toward a large population center," Bush said. "I urge my fellow Texans Connecticuters to listen carefully to what authorities are saying."


Say what you like about his lineage and schooling... he was "Texas" enough to be their governor. He's officially allowed to refer to them as "fellow Texans." Evidently he was even a good governor; perhaps he blew all his potential there. What a shame.
 
2008-09-12 04:46:41 PM  
sullyman: R.A.Danny: maniacbastard: Shot from Galveston a while ago. You know what sucks more than having your house wash out to sea? Watching it burn on TV beforehand.

So... wtf do you tell the insurance company when that happens?!?!?!

Couldn't that help you in the long run? The insurance company says they don't cover acts of god and you show them that your house was destroyed by fire due to an electrical short before the storm actually hit.


Haven't you heard the old addage from classless insurance men? If you're evacuating for a hurricane, don't forget to knock over a candle on your way out.
 
2008-09-12 04:46:48 PM  
sullyman: Couldn't that help you in the long run? The insurance company says they don't cover acts of god and you show them that your house was destroyed by fire due to an electrical short before the storm actually hit.

Insurance adjuster: "Sorry sir, you don't have flood insurance!"

You: "Suck it!" *shows pic
 
2008-09-12 04:47:28 PM  
rodeofrog: El Craulerino: I want to know what kind of retard the guy is who just wants "to see" this happen because he never has before.

[slowly raising hand]


+1 Storms are awesome.
 
2008-09-12 04:47:37 PM  
R.A.Danny: maniacbastard: Shot from Galveston a while ago. You know what sucks more than having your house wash out to sea? Watching it burn on TV beforehand.

So... wtf do you tell the insurance company when that happens?!?!?!


Most places on the west end of Galveston cannot be insured.
 
2008-09-12 04:47:45 PM  
El Craulerino: Yer all talking about the guy with the dogs, I want to know what kind of retard the guy is who just wants "to see" this happen because he never has before.

have you ever been to galveston? i imagine that, after living there for a while, you might look forward to someone giving it a courtesy-flush too.
 
2008-09-12 04:47:52 PM  
Nemo's Brother: GodLovesBeer: Looting = nope
Rise in violent crime = nope
biatching and moaning about the government not assisting = nope


Well, as far as the initial impact...these people are making Katrina "victims" look like a bunch of bishes.

They haven't spent generations being bribed by racist Democrat policies for votes and thus are more self-reliant.


Dam, I just thought it was less Chocolaty..
 
2008-09-12 04:48:57 PM  
HaywoodJablonski: Owangotang: Here, once again, is the link to streaming, live local news feeds from the area. A second station just confirmed that, out of a population of 57K on Galveston Island, only 60% evacuated.

This could be unspeakably badawesome, flushing out the dipshiats.


I'm not disputing that part but think of their families. Think of the emergency personnel who will be put in harm's way because of these morons. Hell, think of the cost of all this! There's more facets to this impending shiatstorm than just natural selection.
 
2008-09-12 04:49:36 PM  
I remember watching CBS (I think it was) back in 1969 after Camille hit - they had a shot of a big, three story square house, looked like an apartment house, but wasn't, that had 40 people in it that had gathered for a hurricane party. They had a camera on the house and showed it floating away into the gulf at the peak of the hurricane. Nobody survived.
 
2008-09-12 04:49:54 PM  
maniacbastard: Most places on the west end of Galveston cannot be insured.

Are you serious? There's no state-run insurance?

I live in New Orleans, can't get wind coverage, and because of that I can get it from the state.
 
2008-09-12 04:51:22 PM  
dhudd: I remember watching CBS (I think it was) back in 1969 after Camille hit - they had a shot of a big, three story square house, looked like an apartment house, but wasn't, that had 40 people in it that had gathered for a hurricane party. They had a camera on the house and showed it floating away into the gulf at the peak of the hurricane. Nobody survived.

Not sure you saw that on CBS. It's a myth:

Link (new window)
 
2008-09-12 04:51:41 PM  
downstairs: maniacbastard: Most places on the west end of Galveston cannot be insured.

Are you serious? There's no state-run insurance?

I live in New Orleans, can't get wind coverage, and because of that I can get it from the state.


Florida has this too. It's an awful idea (and I'm actually a friend of Charlie's). One nasty year and Florida will go completely broke.
 
2008-09-12 04:51:46 PM  
They told this guy to write his SSN on one arm, and his name on another so they will have an easier job of identifying his body...
 
2008-09-12 04:53:44 PM  
LATEST COORDINATES: (as of about 5 min. ago) show the storm at 27.7 N. by 93.5 W., which is 3 miles north for every 4 miles west, the northernmost course it has taken in the last 48 hours.

If that holds true, the ones on the east are going to get it a lot worse, while the ones on the west are looking better and better.
 
2008-09-12 04:53:56 PM  
Owangotang: I'm not disputing that part but think of their families. Think of the emergency personnel who will be put in harm's way because of these morons. Hell, think of the cost of all this! There's more facets to this impending shiatstorm than just natural selection.

Four words: "Stench of the dead."

These people aren't going to be merely lying peacefully on their living room floors, they'll be floating in the streets, clogging the storm sewers, washing up on beaches upstream. People will have to deal with those corpses or disease will run rampant.

People b*tching about Gustav's lack of devastation proved already that people have completely forgotten Katrina.
 
2008-09-12 04:54:23 PM  
downstairs: Are you serious? There's no state-run insurance?

Yes really. Most of the west island homes are vacation and rentals. There are a few folks that live there exclusively, but that is not the norm. The homes are built to withstand floods many being on stilts at least 14 feet before the home starts. On Bolivar peninsula there are homes that have stilts three stories tall before the home starts. They have really cool looking decks on the homes down below. I'll try to find a picture and post it.

Once you go past San Luis pass there are several homes that are year round places, but I don't know if those places can be insured.
 
2008-09-12 04:54:27 PM  
FLMountainMan: Florida has this too. It's an awful idea (and I'm actually a friend of Charlie's). One nasty year and Florida will go completely broke.

Not sure what it costs in FL, but it is INSANE in Louisiana. As it should be. But it leaves me to believe the state won't go bankrupt (it didn't during Katrina).
 
2008-09-12 04:54:49 PM  
dcigary: They told this guy to write his SSN on one arm, and his name on another so they will have an easier job of identifying his body...

Now that sounds like a recipe for identity theft!
 
2008-09-12 04:54:52 PM  
Impudent Domain: maniacbastard: Because I like to eat crabs. And I don't want to eat crabs that fed on stupid people on the bottom of Galveston Bay.

fark, I do! makes em grow bigger, tastier too.



Reminds me of this story:

Boudreaux's wife, Clotile, disappered one night. After a three day search the sheriff shows up on Boudreaux's doorstep.

"Boudreaux," the sheriff says, "I got some good news, and some bad news. Which you want first?"

"Oh Lord" says Boudreaux, "give me the bad news first; let's get it over with."

Sheriff says, "Mais, Boudreaux, I'm sorry but we found Clotile three miles down the bayou, she done drownded."

"Oh my Gawd!" exclaims Boudreaux, "What kind of good news could you possibly have after that?"

The sheriff says, "We took a dozen of the prettiest jumbo select blue crab you ever seen off of her. We gonna run her again in the morning."
 
2008-09-12 04:55:00 PM  
maniacbastard: Shot from Galveston a while ago. You know what sucks more than having your house wash out to sea? Watching it burn on TV beforehand.

img1.fark.net
 
2008-09-12 04:55:13 PM  
dhudd: I remember watching CBS (I think it was) back in 1969 after Camille hit - they had a shot of a big, three story square house, looked like an apartment house, but wasn't, that had 40 people in it that had gathered for a hurricane party. They had a camera on the house and showed it floating away into the gulf at the peak of the hurricane. Nobody survived.

I confirmed 30% of John Denver's kills when we were Green Berets in Vietnam.
 
2008-09-12 04:56:19 PM  
maniacbastard: downstairs: Are you serious? There's no state-run insurance?

Yes really. Most of the west island homes are vacation and rentals. There are a few folks that live there exclusively, but that is not the norm. The homes are built to withstand floods many being on stilts at least 14 feet before the home starts. On Bolivar peninsula there are homes that have stilts three stories tall before the home starts. They have really cool looking decks on the homes down below. I'll try to find a picture and post it.

Once you go past San Luis pass there are several homes that are year round places, but I don't know if those places can be insured.



I believe you, only have experience in NOLA. But, in the end, can't anything be insured easily? I mean- its just a matter of cost. Its all just numbers.
 
2008-09-12 04:56:51 PM  
Why doesn't people in that part of the states just buy RVs?

It would solve everything
 
2008-09-12 04:56:51 PM  
Qatmandu: Impudent Domain: maniacbastard: Because I like to eat crabs. And I don't want to eat crabs that fed on stupid people on the bottom of Galveston Bay.

fark, I do! makes em grow bigger, tastier too.


Reminds me of this story:

Boudreaux's wife, Clotile, disappered one night. After a three day search the sheriff shows up on Boudreaux's doorstep.

"Boudreaux," the sheriff says, "I got some good news, and some bad news. Which you want first?"

"Oh Lord" says Boudreaux, "give me the bad news first; let's get it over with."

Sheriff says, "Mais, Boudreaux, I'm sorry but we found Clotile three miles down the bayou, she done drownded."

"Oh my Gawd!" exclaims Boudreaux, "What kind of good news could you possibly have after that?"

The sheriff says, "We took a dozen of the prettiest jumbo select blue crab you ever seen off of her. We gonna run her again in the morning."


Good job writing the accents into the conversation. That's not easy to do.
 
2008-09-12 04:57:52 PM  
DeRosso: Why doesn't people in that part of the states just buy RVs?

It would solve everything


I meant "don't"

/Lolcats and Bush make me stupid
 
2008-09-12 04:58:01 PM  
I sure hope them dawgs can swim.

As for the guy I could care less, he was warned.
 
2008-09-12 04:58:14 PM  
An anti-intellectual such as this is undoubtedly a Republican, so no great loss anyway.
 
2008-09-12 04:58:17 PM  
Here's a nice graphic (new window), courtesy of the government. The storm surge is only 7.3 feet. So far.
 
2008-09-12 04:58:22 PM  
Its going to be hard for him to cut a hole in his roof for air and rescue when the entire roof is under 5 feet of water... whats wrong with these people? The national weather service used "imminent death" for the first time in history. Shouldn't that be enough to make you think "hey i should get the hell out of here just in case they are correct"

For those who stayed I have no sympathy or remorse.

/A heartless bastard I am.
 
2008-09-12 04:58:41 PM  
Qatmandu: Impudent Domain: maniacbastard: Because I like to eat crabs. And I don't want to eat crabs that fed on stupid people on the bottom of Galveston Bay.

fark, I do! makes em grow bigger, tastier too.


Reminds me of this story:

Boudreaux's wife, Clotile, disappered one night. After a three day search the sheriff shows up on Boudreaux's doorstep.

"Boudreaux," the sheriff says, "I got some good news, and some bad news. Which you want first?"

"Oh Lord" says Boudreaux, "give me the bad news first; let's get it over with."

Sheriff says, "Mais, Boudreaux, I'm sorry but we found Clotile three miles down the bayou, she done drownded."

"Oh my Gawd!" exclaims Boudreaux, "What kind of good news could you possibly have after that?"

The sheriff says, "We took a dozen of the prettiest jumbo select blue crab you ever seen off of her. We gonna run her again in the morning."


I spend one night during the Gustav evacuation at the grittiest bar in Jackson listening to this dirty, old gay dude telling me Boudreaux and Thibodeaux stories.

Good times, good times.
 
2008-09-12 04:59:25 PM  
Wardrobe_Malfunction: An anti-intellectual such as this is undoubtedly a Republican, so no great loss anyway.

My Uncle died defending your freedom to write that stupid shiat. At least, that's what my Aunt tells me.
 
2008-09-12 04:59:39 PM  
downstairs here is what those houses kinda look like from the ground:


lh5.ggpht.com

I shot this from Bolivar.
 
2008-09-12 04:59:47 PM  
rodeofrog: dhudd: I remember watching CBS (I think it was) back in 1969 after Camille hit - they had a shot of a big, three story square house, looked like an apartment house, but wasn't, that had 40 people in it that had gathered for a hurricane party. They had a camera on the house and showed it floating away into the gulf at the peak of the hurricane. Nobody survived.

I confirmed 30% of John Denver's kills when we were Green Berets in Vietnam.


You, sir, are the proud owner of one internet.
 
2008-09-12 05:01:28 PM  
maniacbastard: downstairs here is what those houses kinda look like from the ground:

I shot this from Bolivar.


Cool.

Yeah, you're starting to see people in NOLA raise their houses. Its really cool... 200 year old house being raised like 2 ft per day.

Not THAT high... but maybe 6-8 feet. Sometimes 10.
 
2008-09-12 05:02:00 PM  
FTFA:
...were warned by the National Weather Service they could face certain death

Huh?
 
2008-09-12 05:03:58 PM  
Sin_City_Superhero: FTFA:
...were warned by the National Weather Service they could face certain death

Huh?


Is this the same National Weather service that always warns us, "lightning is one of nature's number one killers", in every severe thunderstorm warning?
 
2008-09-12 05:04:10 PM  
You know, some people need to realise the import of the words "Staying IS a DEATH SENTENCE!".
But then again this statement is currently being typed by a dumb motherfarker that is currently on the ride out crew at his plant right next to Galveston Bay/Ship Channel in Pasadena Tx.


Eh. At least I am getting megabank as stupidity (at the moment) is my job. =)
 
2008-09-12 05:05:13 PM  
Farkthecat: The national weather service used "imminent death" for the first time in history.

[idiot thought process]Hurricane Gustav was "storm of the century" and nothing happened, so why worry ?[/idiot thought process]
 
2008-09-12 05:05:26 PM  
ADIDAS247: Dumbass tag or not, I wouldn't leave my dogs

I will never understand this attachment people have for their pets. Priorities people, priorities. Granted people suck but you can always get another pet and owning one is like having a kid that never grows up-who wants that?

During the last hurricane we had idiot evacuees complaining about not being aloud to bring their precious animals into the shelters.

That is all the additional burden people running these things need; having to sort evacuees into shelters by alergies to your dumb animals; having the additional logitics burden of supplying various types of pet foods and arranging for the disposal of animal waste.

I don't really hate you or your pets but do believe those people who thnk their pets should be allowed to eat with them in restaurants and or treat the animal like it is a child should be beat daily.

/actually do hate the owners more so than the animals.
//think of all the money peopel spend at places like PETCO and used that to fund healthcare for PEOPLE.
///At the state and lcoal level of course.
 
2008-09-12 05:07:20 PM  
Sin_City_Superhero: FTFA:
...were warned by the National Weather Service they could face certain death

Huh?


Death is a black-and-white issue. No such this being partially dead
 
2008-09-12 05:07:55 PM  
angstycoder: Control_this: Bush is standing by with a big cake.

The cake is a lie.

Light, sporradic drizzle and breeze here now in 77006


and it's quiet and oh so still

(we're neighbors, come have a drink)
 
2008-09-12 05:09:02 PM  
FarkinNortherner: Farkthecat: The national weather service used "imminent death" for the first time in history.

[idiot thought process]Hurricane Gustav was "storm of the century" and nothing happened, so why worry ?[/idiot thought process]


Anyone that listens to anything C. Ray Nagin says during a hurricane is indeed an idiot.
 
2008-09-12 05:10:26 PM  
rodeofrog:

Good job writing the accents into the conversation. That's not easy to do.


Thanks, comes from living with the Coon-asses for 40 years, I guess.


downstairs: I spend one night during the Gustav evacuation at the grittiest bar in Jackson listening to this dirty, old gay dude telling me Boudreaux and Thibodeaux stories.

Good times, good times.


A good B & T story can make me laugh till I cry. Good times, indeed.
 
2008-09-12 05:11:31 PM  
hasty ambush: ADIDAS247: Dumbass tag or not, I wouldn't leave my dogs

I will never understand this attachment people have for their pets. Priorities people, priorities. Granted people suck but you can always get another pet and owning one is like having a kid that never grows up-who wants that?

During the last hurricane we had idiot evacuees complaining about not being aloud to bring their precious animals into the shelters.

That is all the additional burden people running these things need; having to sort evacuees into shelters by alergies to your dumb animals; having the additional logitics burden of supplying various types of pet foods and arranging for the disposal of animal waste.

I don't really hate you or your pets but do believe those people who thnk their pets should be allowed to eat with them in restaurants and or treat the animal like it is a child should be beat daily.

/actually do hate the owners more so than the animals.
//think of all the money peopel spend at places like PETCO and used that to fund healthcare for PEOPLE.
///At the state and lcoal level of course.


Actually, no, you are incorrect.
Some people forge a VERY deep connection with their pets and most likely would never think of their pet as a posession or even really as "lesser" animal. Unlike yourself obviously. Not everyone has inferiority issues to contend with. And yes some are nuts.

Not to forget the silliness of thinking that somehow the sensiblities of a some self-centered, self righteous git is more important than a life.
We are after all, animals ourselves. We just like to pretend we're not.
 
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